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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: May 7, 2010 2:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob sighting

I'll take our guy who can't be guarded vs. Celt's guy who can't be guarded every time, sore elbow or not.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 7, 2010 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob sighting

You know, I am not a huge MJ fan, but the most impressive thing about the Bulls in their day was the fact that MJ & SP could shut down ANYONE that showed up, PERIOD.

Sure, I know Kobe can play some D, and for finishing, he is my pick, even over MJ (but of course, I am a Lakers fan); however, MJ was an amazing defender to boot.

Not sure why you sparked this--I guess the "guy that can't be guarded" comment...

Anyhow, best of luck to you and the Cavs; I do think if "deserve" has anything to do with it, he'll get his this yr or next.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: May 7, 2010 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob sighting

I grew up in a basketball family (my grandfather played for the Soviet Red Army team on his base) and have many fond memories of watching the Bulls in the mid-90's with them. As Weir would say, that team was "just exactly perfect". As god-like as Jordan was in those days, Chicago played team ball and that's what made them so successful. Rodman, Pippen, and Jordan were so much fun to watch. Still got my Rodman jersey from his Dallas days...

IMHO, Jordan is to basketball what JG is to music. Both are virtuoso yet are extremely versatile and team players. The way Jordan drives to the basket and JG finds his way in Other One jams (for example) is characterized by slight of hand bordering on magic and supreme agility. Jordan passes all defenders, flying to the basket for the dunk as Jerry builds up a crescendo and finally slams it home on the 1 beat (ya know that galloping theme from the band and then JG wails on the one high note?).

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 7, 2010 4:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob sighting

Yep; but even moreso, they never had a "bigman" which, for me, growing up with BillR, Wilt, Jabbar, et al., was a BIG change...which carries down to today, eh? Save for Shaq, think of how the game has changed from those early days...everyone's mobile, tall, can shoot, etc.

Always a Laker fan first and foremost, but like you, loved what that team did...even when they beat the Suns in 93!

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: May 7, 2010 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob sighting

Well they did have Bill Wennington and Luc Longley, though they certainly not key players. Pippen and Jordan were leaders but they had Kukoc, Kerr, Ron Harper who were all fabulous supporting cast. Rodman may have been more of a liability at times but there will never be another one like him!

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Poster: hippie64 Date: May 7, 2010 7:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob sighting

Can't forget Big Bill Cartwright! that cat was cool !

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 7, 2010 8:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob sighting

Right; just not a dominating "big man"; somewhat like my 75 Warriors (I get to have two teams, okay? Well...actually, I only want the 75 Warriors...you can have the present day ones...except for Curry).

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: May 7, 2010 7:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob sighting

Rodman did play for your Lakers for a season... or was it half a season? Just remembered I did my 8th grade English research paper on this dude.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 7, 2010 8:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob sighting

Can't recall how long he played for us, but by that time I was more worried about his hair color and whether he would take a bad shot (sorta like Artest worries me now).

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